Islamic Threat Controversy Continues

The opinion piece in the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet by Jimmy Åkesson the leader of the far right party the Sweden Democrats writing that Muslims living here posed the greatest external threat to the country since World War Two, continued to dominate the headlines in Sweden on Tuesday.

Some anti racism groups called for Jimmy Åkesson to face racial hatred charges, others questioning the tabloid's decision to air his views while some believe the paper was right to publish in modern Sweden when people should be allowed to make up their own minds on what they hear and read and not be prevented from doing so. Radio Sweden's Jasna Carlen spoke to Henrik Brors from Dagens Nyheter newspaper to hear whether his paper would have considered publishing the piece. 

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